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# cia - Monday 11 January, 2021

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
# Spies
# Spies

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,981 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

# cia - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too
# Not Going Quietly
# Not Going Quietly

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too

Nov 10th 2020, 1:05 PM 94,722 Views 53 Comments

Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.

# cia - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China
# Espionage
# Espionage

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

Aug 18th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,633 Views 1 Comment

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

# cia - Friday 29 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 75,822 Views 3 Comments

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

# cia - Saturday 14 September, 2019

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s
# Coo-ld War
# Coo-ld War

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

Sep 14th 2019, 10:16 AM 9,693 Views 20 Comments

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

# cia - Monday 22 July, 2019

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death
# Iran-US Tensions
# Iran-US Tensions

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:24 AM 28,012 Views 39 Comments

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

# cia - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

Dec 5th 2018, 7:54 AM 13,828 Views 17 Comments

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

# cia - Saturday 17 November, 2018

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing
# Mbs
# Mbs

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing

Nov 17th 2018, 8:34 AM 34,188 Views 51 Comments

The Washington Post reported on the claims last night.

# cia - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump

Aug 18th 2018, 8:03 AM 40,671 Views 78 Comments

Former directors appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents backed the statement.

# cia - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'
# Banana Republic
# Banana Republic

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Aug 16th 2018, 8:17 AM 15,497 Views 62 Comments

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

# cia - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
# Gina Haspel
# Gina Haspel

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

May 17th 2018, 9:27 PM 13,402 Views 51 Comments

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

# cia - Friday 20 April, 2018

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years
# Crackas With Attitude
# Crackas With Attitude

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years

Apr 20th 2018, 10:17 PM 26,760 Views 41 Comments

Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.

# cia - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un
# North Korea
# North Korea

CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un

Apr 18th 2018, 7:22 AM 8,405 Views 16 Comments

The US and North Korea are preparing for a meeting between Kim and Donald Trump.

# cia - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?
# Gina Haspel
# Gina Haspel

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?

Mar 17th 2018, 4:03 PM 11,382 Views 26 Comments

If she wins the nomination, she would be the first female director of the CIA.

# cia - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies
# Espionage
# Espionage

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies

Jan 17th 2018, 8:33 AM 22,089 Views 21 Comments

The man was found with documents in JFK International Airport.

# cia - Friday 23 June, 2017

CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food
# The Sweetest Haul
# The Sweetest Haul

CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM 22,842 Views 13 Comments

A substantial amount of crisps and chocolate were nicked from the spy agency.

# cia - Friday 2 June, 2017

Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism
# I WASN'T LISTENING
# I WASN'T LISTENING

Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism

Jun 2nd 2017, 5:30 PM 13,782 Views 47 Comments

The Russian president denied meddling in the US election.

# cia - Monday 22 May, 2017

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years
# Killed In Action
# Killed In Action

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years

May 22nd 2017, 9:43 AM 17,230 Views 46 Comments

Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.

# cia - Friday 5 May, 2017

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

May 5th 2017, 3:10 PM 15,035 Views 33 Comments

It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.

# cia - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak
# Who's Watching You
# Who's Watching You

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

Mar 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 22,596 Views 83 Comments

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

# cia - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'
# Espionage
# Espionage

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'

Mar 7th 2017, 4:19 PM 25,662 Views 108 Comments

The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.

# cia - Thursday 5 January, 2017

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election
# Clapper
# Clapper

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

Jan 5th 2017, 4:34 PM 13,202 Views 162 Comments

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

# cia - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'
# Red Scare
# Red Scare

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Dec 11th 2016, 5:18 PM 13,072 Views 117 Comments

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

# cia - Saturday 10 December, 2016

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report
# Review
# Review

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report

Dec 10th 2016, 7:53 AM 20,138 Views 79 Comments

The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.

# cia - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?
# Evan Almighty
# Evan Almighty

Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?

Oct 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 22,794 Views 22 Comments

McMullin, who has been surging in the polls, is a former CIA operative.

# cia - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent
# Keeping Secrets
# Keeping Secrets

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent

Aug 7th 2016, 10:00 PM 25,420 Views 35 Comments

Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.

# cia - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster
# Partition
# Partition

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster

Jul 30th 2016, 3:11 PM 31,223 Views 115 Comments

John Brennan’s comments are a rare public acknowledgement by a senior US official that Syria may need partition.

# cia - Friday 1 April, 2016

CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus
# Canine Training
# Canine Training

CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus

Apr 1st 2016, 9:34 PM 10,872 Views 9 Comments

It was left behind after a training exercise.

# cia - Thursday 17 March, 2016

German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'
# Not So Super Spy
# Not So Super Spy

German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'

Mar 17th 2016, 11:43 AM 11,817 Views 11 Comments

We don’t think it’s meant to work like that.

# cia - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss
# Intelligence
# Intelligence

Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss

Feb 13th 2016, 6:16 PM 7,407 Views 13 Comments

The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.

# cia - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

Dec 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 14,777 Views 19 Comments

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

# cia - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods
# Stress Positions
# Stress Positions

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

Oct 14th 2015, 10:35 PM 52,422 Views 92 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

# cia - Sunday 20 September, 2015

The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world
# Misery Index
# Misery Index

The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world

Sep 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 49,048 Views 56 Comments

There are a few surprises in here.

# cia - Saturday 8 August, 2015

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of
# Billion Dollar Spy
# Billion Dollar Spy

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

Aug 8th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,891 Views 8 Comments

Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.

# cia - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught

May 24th 2015, 6:30 PM 53,810 Views 39 Comments

The Director of Counterintelligence talks 9/11, what makes a great spy and the mistakes made in Iraq.

# cia - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
# Torture
# Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Jan 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 209 Views 31 Comments

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

# cia - Sunday 14 December, 2014

'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President
# Torture Report
# Torture Report

'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President

Dec 14th 2014, 5:24 PM 7,902 Views 65 Comments

Dick Cheney says that despite a damning report, the CIA did nothing wrong.

# cia - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
# Failte Roimh
# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 17,141 Views 67 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# cia - Friday 12 December, 2014

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates
# Torture
# Torture

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Dec 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 15,321 Views 54 Comments

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

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